Found October 26, 2011 on Redskins Blog:
Click to view slideshow. Sunday’s game in Toronto will pit two competitors against one another that have met many times before. The Rogers Centre will be just the latest scene of the classic rivalry between John Beck and Ryan Fitzpatrick. The last time that Beck and Fitzpatrick squared off on the same playing field, both were backup quarterbacks for the Dolphins and Bengals, respectively.  The time before that, may have been in high school football in Pheonix, Ariz.  Or perhaps in community league swim team. “I think it started off with swimming, to be honest,” Fitzpatrick told the media, about the way he met Beck.  ”[Beck]‘s a year older than I am and I have two older brothers that are twins who are a year-and-a-half older than I am, so he was in between us.  We grew up playing sports against each other.” Beck confirmed the story during his own media session today, noting the similarities between their professional paths as well. “Ryan and I actually grew up together,” he said.  ”We’

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